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10-23-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 805
Posted By ascherer

TFW you put Compass tires on her bike (she...

TFW you put Compass tires on her bike (she doesn't know what that means) and as soon as she starts rolling, she says "Wow these tires feel smooth!"
10-23-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 805
Posted By ascherer

Halloween 2019, I spy a stunning frame on a list....

Halloween 2019, I spy a stunning frame on a list. I think, I don't really need it, but it's a rare bird and it's so beautiful...

Me: "Honey, I'm looking at a really nice bike frame. It's just...
10-22-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6,625
Views: 598,938
Posted By ascherer

3 various size Jandd saddle covers. ...

3 various size Jandd saddle covers.


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10-22-20, 08:34 PM
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Views: 598,938
Posted By ascherer

https://www.rhmsaddles.com

https://www.rhmsaddles.com
10-22-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By ascherer

My youngest is 24 so not a "kid" (at heart, he...

My youngest is 24 so not a "kid" (at heart, he sure is) but fairly new to cycling. I built this up for him this summer on a 1972 Raleigh Super Coruse:
...
10-20-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,552
Posted By ascherer

Ditto this. Regina was available everywhere and...

Ditto this. Regina was available everywhere and we rode the crap out of em. I serviced them often and never had a problem with the pawls. OTOH they were consumables for most of us.
10-19-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16,237
Views: 1,689,443
Posted By ascherer

Echolocation?

Echolocation?
10-18-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16,237
Views: 1,689,443
Posted By ascherer

51 and change today on the Old Croton Aqueduct...

51 and change today on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail. This image captures the feeling for me:
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10-18-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,055
Posted By ascherer

Now that's a transformation! Great work.

Now that's a transformation! Great work.
10-18-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 732
Posted By ascherer

Me three.

Me three.
10-17-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By ascherer

HPx because they just work. I stripped the paint...

HPx because they just work. I stripped the paint off one to go with my chrome Pro, and I may make a winter project of repainting another to match the off-white on my Mercian's seat tube. I have some...
10-11-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By ascherer

I’m a little surprised that some folks think it’s...

I’m a little surprised that some folks think it’s too challenging. I put 2x10 on my 1971 International. Yes, it required resetting and aligning the rear triangle and dropouts. Takes some careful work...
10-11-20, 04:46 PM
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Views: 1,689,443
Posted By ascherer

Back to the Shires of Vermont for Virtual French...

Back to the Shires of Vermont for Virtual French Fender Day/Weekend. Saturday with my wife and today solo chasing dirt roads. Autumn in full glory.
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10-09-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By ascherer

I like the leopard-spot tires :lol:

I like the leopard-spot tires :lol:
10-09-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,882
Posted By ascherer

Ditto that, 35s on a '71 International and a '70...

Ditto that, 35s on a '71 International and a '70 Pro just make it. Later years won't take that width,
10-09-20, 05:31 PM
10-08-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By ascherer

I had it with my 10s Ultegra. Worked well, but my...

I had it with my 10s Ultegra. Worked well, but my hands naturally fell where the start/stop button integrated into the hood was so I often looked down to see that it wasn't recording. I...
10-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By ascherer

I've used both and prefer the leather. The...

I've used both and prefer the leather. The microfiber is a bit thicker than the leather and a bit squishier than I like but I'm not displeased - just a small preference. I like the aesthetics of the...
10-06-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By ascherer

Grandest! Sportiest!

Grandest! Sportiest!
10-05-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By ascherer

noglider In the phone's App Store each app has a...

noglider In the phone's App Store each app has a version history. According to RWGPS the new release (2.2.2) only lists "Location permission bug fix". 2.2.1, one week ago, had actual changes but no...
10-05-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,088
Posted By ascherer

Sometimes the old guys will surprise you. I'm...

Sometimes the old guys will surprise you. I'm soon due to achieve a level of impending maturity that the Beatles once alluded to in a song...y'all can do the math.

2 seasons back I was on a trail...
10-05-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,088
Posted By ascherer

That'll do ya. Great choice!

That'll do ya. Great choice!
10-05-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,088
Posted By ascherer

Buncha whippersnappers!

Buncha whippersnappers!
10-04-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16,237
Views: 1,689,443
Posted By ascherer

Back in NYC this weekend, I rode through upper...

Back in NYC this weekend, I rode through upper Manhattan and the Bronx to Van Cortland Park and up the South County Trail almost as far as Tarrytown and back. I took the Hudson River Greenway home...
10-03-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6,625
Views: 598,938
Posted By ascherer

I mounted and rough wired the Secula yesterday...

I mounted and rough wired the Secula yesterday and took a quick spin around the block last night.The near field was wide. Its possibly less bright than I expected, but that impression may be slanted...
10-02-20, 08:21 AM
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Views: 598,938
Posted By ascherer

That's a nice mod!

That's a nice mod!
10-01-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By ascherer

My Professional. Pardon the beausage. That's...

My Professional. Pardon the beausage. That's French for "crust".

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10-01-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By ascherer

I'd heard that in 1987, Derek Land was #5...

I'd heard that in 1987, Derek Land was #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) ?
(Whenever this conversation happens I think of The Prisoner...who is Number 2?)
10-01-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,088
Posted By ascherer

My '71 runs 700x35s with fenders and a bit of...

My '71 runs 700x35s with fenders and a bit of room at the chainstays. No problems at the fork crown.

Prices are up, no doubt about it. I remember some of us lamenting that the bottom had dropped...
09-30-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,088
Posted By ascherer

The photos look closer to the 24.5" size. I'm...

The photos look closer to the 24.5" size. I'm exactly your size and have a 71 International in 24.5 and a 70 Pro in 25.5. Both work fine.
This one's overpriced. At that amount it should be pristine...
09-30-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By ascherer

Welcome. 10 posts and you can add pictures. Tell...

Welcome. 10 posts and you can add pictures. Tell us more about it, we love Mercians here.
09-30-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 335,550
Posted By ascherer

noglider, Joe at 718 Cycles has been blogging...

noglider, Joe at 718 Cycles has been blogging (http://www.718c.com/blog/2020/9/6/spraybike-firsttests) and Instagramming (https://www.instagram.com/p/CFrbzUNl907/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link)...
09-30-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By ascherer

Watch as I exercise restraint....good looking...

Watch as I exercise restraint....good looking frame right there.
09-30-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 93,188
Posted By ascherer

Chatting with some Vermont locals. ...

Chatting with some Vermont locals.

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09-29-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16,237
Views: 1,689,443
Posted By ascherer

Some more dirt roads in Vermont on Sunday. Had a...

Some more dirt roads in Vermont on Sunday. Had a nice long downhill on 7A and got up to about 38 on the Pro Mk. I which felt solid as a rock under me....
09-28-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By ascherer

Thanks for all the info! After some riding...

Thanks for all the info! After some riding yesterday the flat bar experiment has been deemed a no. The value of drop bars and their multiple hand positions was evidenced by the lack thereof. So...
09-27-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By ascherer

Thanks, all. She’s fine with the action and...

Thanks, all. She’s fine with the action and location it the effort on the front is notably more than the rear. I’ve been using Microshift R10 brifters on one of my bikes for a couple of seasons and...
09-26-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,191
Posted By ascherer

I love all my bikes but my Mercian is the...

I love all my bikes but my Mercian is the hands-down favorite. Ride quality, fit, looks...it’s the proverbial extension on my body. My wife says when I’m on it I look like I’m dancing.
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09-26-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By ascherer

Triples, triggers and effort?

Ive set my wifes Lotus Eclair up with flat bars and indexed Microshift trigger shifters for a Tiagra 3x10 drivetrain that came off a 2009-2010 Cannondale Synapse. Shes cool with the rear shifting...
09-26-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6,625
Views: 598,938
Posted By ascherer

I got the wheelset back in June or July from...

I got the wheelset back in June or July from either the CR or iBob list, it was a screaming deal, a Sanyo dynamo laced to VO PBP rims, I think the rear hub is a 105. Eventually I may relace the SA...
09-25-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6,625
Views: 598,938
Posted By ascherer

Tracking is good...however mine still says: "In...

Tracking is good...however mine still says: "In Transit - Inbound Into Customs"
09-24-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6,625
Views: 598,938
Posted By ascherer

Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Two months and two days after I ordered from xxcycle, this crushed box landed on my doorstep with a soft whimper:
...
09-24-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 141,071
Posted By ascherer

Being no longer made I guess it's moot, but how...

Being no longer made I guess it's moot, but how wide are they?

We're going back to VT tomorrow through Monday, I hope to play in the dirt myself. And I've configured Mrs. ascherer's flat bar...
09-23-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By ascherer

1973 or 1974, my Zeus Pro and trusty 6"...

1973 or 1974, my Zeus Pro and trusty 6" adjustable wrench. I was 16 or 17.

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09-23-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,313
Posted By ascherer

I prefer Ride With GPS. SImple yet very complete...

I prefer Ride With GPS. SImple yet very complete features. After a few years I got the paid version.
09-23-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 141,071
Posted By ascherer

WHat size have you got on it? Some would say my...

WHat size have you got on it? Some would say my tires are not suited for gravel but so far so good. I've ridden far crazier tires on dirt and gravel when I was young and stupid. And sometimes when...
09-23-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 141,071
Posted By ascherer

Jolly good! It looks great, Tom. Is it fully...

Jolly good! It looks great, Tom. Is it fully together now? Are you loving it up?
09-22-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By ascherer

Looks great! I've had good results using these...

Looks great! I've had good results using these with Weinmann brakes, and I think they look sharp. No noise, good stopping power, curved washers for toe-in....
09-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,488
Posted By ascherer

I like to think she'd ride a Citibike. Practical,...

I like to think she'd ride a Citibike. Practical, available, equitable.
09-21-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 93,188
Posted By ascherer

On the glowing shores of Newtown Creek...

On the glowing shores of Newtown Creek (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtown_Creek):
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